If the series finale of Breaking Bad left a Bryan Cranston sized hole in your heart and your nights empty then brace yourself for the next instalment of AMC’s meth making universe. Coming to television screens next year, Better Call Saul will bring back not only Saul, the skeezy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk who helped get the crystal cooking duo out of a few jams, but the great and terrible Heisenberg himself.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Better Call Saul will have a timeline that takes place before, during, and after the events in Breaking Bad. While it was originally thought that the series was to be a prequel, taking place during the 80’s with the sole focus being Saul, the word is out that the show will focus on more than just the questionable, money laundering lawyer, Saul Goodman. Because the timeline of the spin-off will be so flexible, A-listers, like Cranston, from the original series will be making guest appearances on the new one.
However, executive producer Peter Gould explains that while he may guest-star on Better Call Saul, the show won’t be focusing on Walter White.
“We want to make a show that stands on its own, is its own story and is a brand extension,” he said in an interview with the New York Daily Times, “We could never dream of the kind of success that Breaking Bad had and the love we got from the fans. But (with ‘Saul’) at a certain point you have to do the best job you and tell the best story that entertains you, get a good response, and hope people like it.”
Better Call Saul, which will air next year on AMC, already has two seasons order by the network. Perhaps they’re banking on the success of Breaking Bad to pull in fans or they’re confident in the shows writers and producers, but either way audiences can expect at least two years of Better Call Saul come 2015.
“It’s tremendous for us because we get to plot out two seasons,” Gould explained in the interview. “And that gives us a much bigger canvas to play with.”